I can’t help but wonder …

This has been a year when we’ve had front row seats as America has said goodbye and thank you to Barbara Bush, John McCain and now, former President George H.W. Bush.

We’ve seen and heard the tearful tributes and fond memories shared by numerous friends, family, colleagues, global leaders and even journalists who covered them over the years. We’ve watched footage of the significant moments of their lives — both personal and professional — replayed over and over and Continue reading

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Day 64. One Year

“Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us.  I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.

One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple.  No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself.  Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.  We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.”  Tim Cook, Apple CEO, October 5, 2012

Somehow, it seemed fitting that I follow yesterday’s post about discovering ‘who’ someone is through an obituary notice, with a story about Steve Jobs, who passed one year ago.  Actually it was a year last Friday, October 5.

I was shocked when I turned my computer on, this past Friday morning, and clicked on Safari.  The website homepage I was looking at was totally blank, with the exception of an empty video screen. Within seconds a wonderful, short memorial film about Steve Jobs started to play.  A message from Tim Cook, the current Apple CEO followed the video tribute.  You can read part of it, at the top of this post.

A year!  It doesn’t seem possible.  And yet it is.  And I was just as shocked a year ago to hear that he had died.  Strangely enough, I found out the same way.  By turning on my computer.  My Apple computer.  Clicking on Safari, and seeing the message, and the tributes on the homepage.

Although why I was shocked, I don’t know.   Continue reading